Following the manufacture and assembly of system parts by IMECA, the stage is set for the implementation of the REMEB MBR at the Aledo Wastewater Treatment Plant in Murcia. FACSA is beginning the hydraulic and electrical tests to fine tune the system and will shortly be in a position to provide data on water quality and operating costs.
The REMEB Project is funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 programme (GA 641998). The objective is to develop a low-cost bioreactor with ceramic membranes. Membrane bioreactors are amongst the most advanced systems for wastewater treatment and enable reuse of treated water. REMEB ceramic membranes are an example of the circular economy and are manufactured with waste from the ceramic, marble and olive oil production industries. These membranes will be capable of filtering wastewater to enable it to be reused for urban or industrial applications.
The most significant milestone of the current project stage is that IMECA PROCESS has now completed the manufacture of the membrane bioreactor and has assembled all the system components to enable implementation at the Aledo WWTP in Murcia. Moreover, FACSA is now carrying out the hydraulic and electrical tests to fine tune the system and will shortly be in a position to provide data on water quality and operating costs.
The project partners will avail of the event to present the project to key actors, including the European Membrane Institute, a leading international laboratory in the field of membrane materials and processes, and SWELIA, the association of water professionals in the French region of Occitania. Both organisations are headquartered in Montpellier.